I have actually learned something

February 28th, 2008 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

When I am in a class I often feel like I am learning, but as soon as the semester ends or even the moment I leave the class I question if I have actually learned anything. Its amazing how quickly I forget the knowledge that I just absorbed. This leads to me often wondering what I have learned since coming to get my MBA.  Has this really been a value add or am I just spending my time listening to people speak? When asked in the future will I be able to call upon this knowledge I supposedly have and be able to perform a task? I think part of the problem is when you are surrounded by people that are learning the same things as you, you do not see any advancement. Everyone is moving along together. It is also hard to just think about things you have learned when you are not applying it. Then events come along that require you to think about the knowledge you have gained or even actually apply it and you realize you have learned something. You are smarter then you were when you started school. You have not been wasting your time. I had one of those events today. I was rewriting a section of my cover letter and I had to think of relevant experience to fill a specific area. I had to delve deep into my brain and think of the experiences I have had and how it might pertain. I like moments like this because it makes me feel smart. It reminds me that just because I am surrounded by people with their MBAs it doesn’t mean that everyone in the world has one. It is unique and it has given me a base of knowledge that not everyone has. I like moments like this.